International Development Specialist
Andrew Jones has a background in ecology, Permaculture, humanitarian aid, and international development. A native of Australia, of mixed Polynesian, Celtic and Spanish descent, Andrew completed his Permaculture Design Course in 1999 with Geoff Lawton. Over the past 25 years, he has worked in a humanitarian aid and development context in the Middle East, the Pacific, Asia, Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, and Nigeria. He has undertaken consultancies on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Macedonia and Albania, and with the United Nations Environment Program, most recently in Indonesia in 2005 in a post-tsunami recovery context. He enjoys an active lifestyle, through reading, writing, music, woodwork, natural building, and creating and tending gardens of soil, soul and spirit.